Samardzija to start Cubs opener; Garza DL bound
Posted: 03/03/2013 at 5:05 pm
By: Associated Press
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011, file photo, Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza delivers during the second inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Jeff Samardzija will be the opening-day starter for the Cubs, who said Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Sunday that Samardzija will start at Pittsburgh on April 1. He was 9-13 with a 3.81 ERA last season, when he had a 2.39 ERA in his last seven starts.
Samardzija will be joined in the rotation by Travis Wood, Carlos Villanueva, Edwin Jackson and Scott Feldman.